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Orudis

( ketoprofen )

 

25 mg dark green / red capsule

50 mg dark green / light green capsule

75 mg dark green / white capsule

 

Purpose

To reduce inflammation; to reduce pain.

 

Indications

For anti-inflammatory action and pain relief.

 

Dosage

Orudis comes in 25 mg, 50 mg and 75 mg capsules. Recommended daily dose is 150 to 300 mg, divided into three or four doses. Oruvail is a more recently introduced variant with a longer half-lfie.

 

Side effects

Like other drugs of this group, the most frequent side effects are gastrointestinal. Irritation of the stomach lining can cause nausea, heartburn, and indigestion. Occasionally, individuals note fluid retention. Allergic reactions such as rash or asthma are very rare. Hospitalization for gastrointestinal bleeding occurs in over 1% of those taking full doses for one year.

 

Special hints

This is a relatively new drug of this class, but there is wide experience with it in other countries and chemically it is closely relate to ibuprofen, naproxen, and fenoprofen. For irritation of the stomach, decrease the dose or spread the tablets out throughout the day. Absorption will be slightly decreased if you take the drug after meals o after antacids, but greater comfort may result. Ketoprofen is useful in rheumatoid arthritis. It has found use in degenerative arthritis of the hip and for treatment of local conditions. as is true for other drugs of this group, ketoprofen will be the preferred drug for certain individuals.

         
         

     

         

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